Neuroimaging Technologies Across Scales

The NIH BRAIN Initiative supports new imaging technologies for the study of function and connectivity varying in resolution from synapses to the whole brain. Supported developmental efforts include but are not limited to hardware using different energy sources or their integration, image acquisition or reconstruction methodologies, and chemical compounds for specific imaging contrast.  

Both human neuroimaging and non-human connectomics are covered by funding opportunities that range from early-stage proof of concept to data generation using validated tools. Funded activities are anticipated to not only enable better understandings of how the brain functions on multiple spatial and temporal scales, but also pave the way toward new diagnostic approaches for neurological disorders, mental illness, and beyond. 


Funding Opportunities

BRAIN Initiative: Transformative Brain Non-invasive Imaging Technology Development (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) [RFA-EB-22-001

BRAIN Initiative Connectivity across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS): Specialized Projects for Scalable Technologies (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  [RFA-NS-22-049



  BRAIN Initiative Connectivity Across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS)

Related Information  

Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization program

Human Neuroscience

Neural Recording and Modulation


For questions related to funding opportunities or program areas, please find contact information below. For public inquiries, please use our Contact Us form.

Erin Burke Quinlan, Ph.D.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Shumin Wang, Ph.D.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)